Following a report that Klinsmann was being vetted as the manager of the struggling Premier League giants, ESPN soccer columnist Jeff Carlisle reported that the Toffees had not reached out to the US Soccer Federation at all regarding Klinsmann.
A US Soccer spokesman says that Everton has not contacted them about Jurgen Klinsmann. #usmnt
— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) April 13, 2016
However, later in the day, Klinsmann confirmed on his official Twitter page that the rumors were false and that he won’t be leaving the United States men’s side. Klinsmann also expressed his support for the embattled Everton manager.
Rumours are wrong! Not going anywhere and Everton FC has a fantastic Manager in Roberto Martinez!https://t.co/G1fQiBmHzB
— Jürgen Klinsmann (@J_Klinsmann) April 13, 2016
Klinsmann has struggled to get marquee wins for the USMNT ever since the 2014 FIFA World Cup ended, finishing fourth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup before losing to arch-rival Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup. The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers have arguably been more disappointing, as the US have drawn with Trinidad & Tobago and lost to Guatemala, putting their World Cup hopes in jeopardy.
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